Kevin Barry

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Peter Wolf | Midnight Souvenirs

This Boston music legend’s metamorphosis from party animal to monster songwriter became complete with his previous solo album.
Verve/UME (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 02, 2010

Found art

Photographer Jon Strymish’s truck is a mess.
Jon Strymish’s cluttered vision
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 21, 2008

Spring cleaning

Some find it remarkable, but it is nevertheless true that far more local CDs are released than there are weeks in a year.
A grab bag of discs buried by winter snow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Duke Levine

It’s an essay in tension and restraint.
Beneath the Blues | Loud, Loud Music
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 05, 2008

Modern love

Hickey brought measured grace and a mellifluous voice to everything she touched.
The Last Town Chorus at Lizard Lounge, February 1, 2008
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2008

I think I have the vapors

Listen and learn, people.
Dennis Brennan CD release bash, Lizard Lounge, May 19, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 23, 2007


F****n’ great

Dennis Brennan isn’t much into blowing his own horn, and any questions about his local-legend status are likely to be met with an embarrassed shrug.
Dennis Brennan by his own cool self
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 08, 2007

Sax machines

In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 29, 2006


Carol Noonan has a dream.
Carol Noonan builds a place to play
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 14, 2006

Got live if you want it

Mai Cramer was a beloved figure in local roots-music circles. For 24 years she hosted the popular show “Blues After Hours” on WBGH radio and was a tireless champion of the music.
This spring’s roots and concert rundown
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 08, 2006